Burbank City Clerk, Zizette Mullins, attended the Burbank Coordinating Council meeting/luncheon yesterday to spread the word about the upcoming Burbank Primary. Last election only 18 percent of the registered voters returned their mail in ballots. In order to improve that low percentage, Mullins told the group “I need your help” in order to make voters aware of the February 24, 2015 Burbank Primary Election.
Last week, around 61,000 election ballots and voter information pamphlets were mailed out to registered voters in Burbank, according to Mullins. They should have arrived in large white envelopes through the U.S. Mail.
If you have moved, you must contact the City Clerk’s Office to get a replacement packet. Mullins says the “… post office does not forward election mail.” Also, the signature on the yellow ballot return envelope must be that of the registered voter,”… do not sign for your family members,” warned Mullins. If there are problems or your ballot gets spoiled, contact the City Clerk’s Office at (818) 238-5851.
You have to mail your ballot by Thursday, February 17. After that date, it must be taken to drop-off center on Saturday, February 21 or on Election Day, Tuesday, February 24.
Saturday, February 21, 2015 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
and Tuesday, February 24, 2015 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
City Clerk’s Office — Burbank City Hall 275 East Olive Avenue
(Also open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Buena Vista Library — 300 North Buena Vista Street
Joslyn Adult Center — 1301 West Olive Avenue
Tuttle Senior Center — 1731 North Ontario Street
McCambridge Park — 1515 North Glenoaks Boulevard
Additional drop-off centers on Election Day, Tuesday, February 24, 2015 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Edison Elementary School — 2110 Chestnut Street
Burbank Adult School — 3811 West Allan Avenue
John Muir Middle School — 1111 North Kenneth Road
Meanwhile, you most likely received a sample ballot for the Primary Nominating Election on March 3, 2015 to select trustees for the Los Angeles Community College District. You can ask for a vote by mail application or wait and vote at your designated polling place on Election Day.
A national organization is campaigning for city council candidate, Chris Rizzotti. The political ads by the National Association of Realtors are not paid for by the candidate. The ads are popping up all over the Internet from YouTube to local sites like this one, Media City Groove, as well as Burbank Leader and MyBurbank.
Oh, Rizzotti campaign ads have been appearing on MyBurbank for months. Now, those ads carry a declaration saying “paid for by Elect Christopher John Rizzotti to City Council 2015″ campaign. Ads for school board contender, Vahe Hovannessian, are running on MyBurbank as well and they are marked as “paid political advertising.”
Political ads should be clearly marked so they cannot be confused with any other kind of promotion or advertisement on websites.